Our two boys look thin. It has always been my concern as well as those around us that our two toddlers seem to be underweight. There are a number of times that they don’t like to eat much. But when they love the food on our table, I see to it that they finish what’s inside their plate, and often, add some more.
From my readings, I learned that the country has been facing the rise in the number of underweight and overweight Filipinos for more than 20 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined this phenomenon as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition.” Or it is also referred to as the “prevalence of both undernutrition and overweight in the same community, nation, or region.”